Have you been watching my ride around the Irish coastline on the little bike…..?
If you haven’t been watching, you don’t need to be interested in motorbikes or my silly humour to watch this – there are not too many videos on YouTube of a trip around the entire Irish coastline with its spectacular views. If you would like to watch more in the series, go to the entire playlist by clicking here and ideally subscribe to my YouTube channel – that makes things easier to find!
After stopping for the night, in one of the most bizarre places ever, I was prevailed upon by a nurse, who I met in the car park to go up to Mount Melleray Monastery where I might derive some solace so I did !!
Then, in a somewhat more relaxed, spiritual and less stressed demeanour, I found myself in the beautiful harbour town of Dungarvan where I indulged in my last “full Irish” (Breakfast) – the best I’d had anywhere!!
I then headed for the “Copper Coast”, driving past some amazing cliffs and coastal scenery which equals anything that I’ve seen in Kerry and Donegal.
When I was in a car park taking photographs, A white van drove past, turned round and came back and the driver (named Jason O’Sullivan) said:
”Hey it’s you – the mad guy travelling around Ireland on a tiny bike”.
We stopped and chatted for a while then I carried on along the coast to Tramore and then up to Passage East and across the ferry where I met Jack Nolan on his Triumph Thruxton.
Jack and I rode together out to the Hook Lighthouse and then past other coastal sites and Cistercian Abbey called “Tintern” – the same as the one we have in Wales!
When we said our goodbyes, I drove again on the back roads to Kilmore Quay which is pretty major fishing port and very pretty.
Finally I arrived back in Rosslare after 1600 miles riding around the coast of the entire island of Ireland on my trusted little YB. Actually I felt quite satisfied with myself but especially proud of the little bike. The Fat man, on a Tiny Bike, really has ROAMED Ireland !
I had to be at the ferry at 6:30am for the 7:30am sailing arriving back in Fishguard around 11am. I then have the bottom breaking journey from West Wales back to Tetbury.
I particularly chose this to happen on Midsummer day so it doesn’t matter what time I get back – I’ve got till about 9 o’clock before I start to lose the light but I am hoping to be back by about Six.
Fat man, Tiny Bike, Roams Ireland